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Last Edited12/03/2017
ShipVoyage* On 21 December 1701 the Reijgersdaal departed Texel enroute to (Cape Town) where it docked on 13 April 1702. Among those on board was the sailor Claas Jansz van Rensburg, sailing under the name Claas Schim, who remained at the Cape. In his soldyrekening it is stated that he left the service of the VOC in Azie - however as Mansell Upham notes: technically the VOC's charter covered the area starting at the Cape of Good Hope and all areas to the East thereof thus making the Cape of Good Hope part of its 'Asian' area of operation … which is why many (most/all?) VOC personnel that ended up at the Cape of Good Hope - either permanently or temporarily - are also designated in the general registers as having departed for 'Asia.3,4'


  1. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 1879.4 from Texel to Batavia

    Number     1879.4
    Name of ship     REIGERSDAAL
    Master     Zalm, Jakob
    Tonnage     818
    Type of ship     pinas
    Built     1691
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     21-12-1701
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     13-04-1702
    Departure from Cape     02-05-1702
    Date of arrival at destination     10-07-1702
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     6 Seafarers ran away at the Cape.
    Next homeward voyage     6086.4
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     178     5     4     16     6     178
    Soldiers     78          5     19     4     88
    Passengers     6     0     2     0     0     4. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  2. [S673] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, December 1651 - December 1653[5], Van Riebeeck's Journal, &c. Part I, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5].
  3. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden ( "See under citations for his birth."
  4. [S898] Elmien Wood, "My naam is Van Rensburg, Janse van Rensburg", Capensis - My naam is Van Rensburg, Janse van Rensburg. Of is dit Bruin of dalk Schim? 3/2012 (September 2012): citing inter alia VOCOpvarenden online and the original skeepsoldyrekening - see image attached his name - Claas Schim. Hereinafter cited as "My naam is Van Rensburg, Janse van Rensburg."

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